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Title Program Type Description Dates Available

DNA Electrophoresis Lab

iLab Based on a real life research question regarding plant disease resistance, students will perform gel electrophoresis, analyze a completed gel, and determine the gene responsible for disease resistance. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Coding the Future (Intro to Computer Programming)

iLab Participants in this course learn core concepts in programming using Microsoft Small Basic, a free, easy to use, friendly development environment. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Photosynthesis Lab

iLab In this class students will design and conduct experiments which test a plant’s ability to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

GIS Mapping

iLab Computer-based mapping and modeling (colloquially known as GIS) is one of science’s most powerful tools used to make predictions about important issues. Using freely available data and software, learn how scientists create the maps that predict the future October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Electronics for Beginners

iLab Hands-on problem solving activities teach the basics of electricity and electronics in a way that is both challenging and fun. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Cell Cycle

iLab Prepare and stain plant root tips for examining cells in interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase and cytokinesis. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Microscopic Life

iLab Use compound microscopes to discover the structures that allow single-celled organisms to carry out the basic functions of life. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Investigate Lab Experience

iLab Spend the morning exploring either our Micro World our Natural World, or our Visual World Investigate Lab’s offerings of hands-on science activities. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Plant Genetics: Walking with Mendel

iLab This introduction to the principles of Mendelian genetics includes topics such as dominant and recessive traits, expected vs. actual ratios of inheritance, and Parent vs. F1 and F2 generation characteristics. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

North Carolina Wildlife

Curiosity Classes Find out where wildlife lives in your area - from the mountains to the coast, to your own backyard. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

The Key to Classification

iLab January 7 - May 30, 2014

Fossils: Window into the Past

iLab Give your students a unique opportunity to study fossil specimens from North Carolina and elsewhere. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Bringing the Outdoors In: Why and How?

Living Conservatory Explore the connections that North Carolina has to the New World Tropics and get hands-on experience with the technology that maintains a piece of tropical dry forest on the fourth floor of the Museum.pics. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Your Backyard in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer

Discovery Room Meet live backyard animals such as box turtles, rabbits and snakes. October 3, 2013- June 27, 2014

North Carolina Geology

iLab Work in teams to examine typical North Carolina rocks and practice classifying them. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Dinosaurs Roar!

Discovery Room Take a pretend field trip back to the time of dinosaurs. October 3, 2013- June 27, 2014

Beaver Ponds

Discovery Room Meet wet creatures such as dragonfly nymphs, frogs, tadpoles and turtles, that live in or near the pond. October 3, 2013- June 27, 2014

Animal Life Cycles

Curiosity Classes Explore the life cycles of five major groups of animals: amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds and insects. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Adaptations in Birds and Mammals

iLab Using specimens from bird and mammal collections, students analyze the similarities and differences in anatomy, form and function between these animal groups. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Animal Detectives

Curiosity Classes Working in teams, students use observation skills and field guides to identify live animals and to investigate the adaptations these animals possess for survival. October 3, 2013 - December 13, 2013

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